May 2012

Blackberries, Weeds and Clematis, Oh My!

May 31, 2012

We have had some massive heat here in the Northeast this week. Luckily, everything seems to fairing okay, including my clematis pictured above. We have been doing a lot of gardening at 8 am in the morning before the humidity really sets in. We tackled some of the weeds in the big bed and I’d […]

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Circle of Moms Top 25 Eco-Friendly Mom Blogs

May 31, 2012

I’m entered over on Circle of Moms to be in the running for the Top 25 Eco-Friendly Mom Blogs. Please take a moment to pop on over and vote for me. You can vote for me once a day until June 13, 2012. I’m having a great time sharing my eco-tips and gardening with all […]

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10 Things You Can Do to Celebrate World Environment Day 2012

May 30, 2012

World Environment Day is part of the UN Environment Programme and is celebrating its 40th anniversary on June 5th. This year’s theme is Green Economy. There are many ways in which you can support a Green Economy, which is an economy that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support other environmentally responsible practices. UNEP […]

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Finding Our Organizational Groove

May 29, 2012

Welcome to the May 2012 Simplicity Parenting Carnival: OrganizingThis post was written as part of the monthly Simplicity Parenting Carnival hosted by The Lone Home Ranger and S.A.H.M. i AM. This month we are discussing how we organize our lives. Be sure to read to the end to see a list of the rest of […]

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DailyBuzz Moms 9×9: iPhone Gardening Apps Review

May 28, 2012

Part of being a happy and balanced mom is making time for your interests and passions. For me, that passion is gardening and creating a natural space in which my daughter can learn and play. It’s so much fun to watch her stick her nose into a bloom or yell, “Water irises!!” at the top […]

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Potato Boxes are Ready!

May 24, 2012

We had a break in the rain this week, so Tomato and I were able to head out into the garden this morning to put the finishing touches on the potato boxes and check on how everything else was going. I needed to put the first row of boards on the boxes and fill them […]

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Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry

May 23, 2012

Currently, Congress is reauthorizing the Farm Bill and in doing so, drastic cuts have been proposed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assitance Program, also know as SNAP and formerly known as food stamps. In the recent economy, families have been through extremely difficult times and wondering where their next meal may come from is incredibly stressful. […]

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Bloggy Boot Camp

May 22, 2012

This past Saturday was amazing! I attended Bloggy Boot Camp in Philadelphia and had the opportunity to listen to and learn from some amazing women in this field. First up were Tiffany Romero and Francesca Banducci from SITSGirls.com. The energy and positivity that these two emit is palpable. They started the day off by speaking […]

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Planting Cucumbers and Carrots

May 21, 2012

Today, before the rain began (thank you Nature, for doing my watering for me!), I popped into the garden in order to plant our cucumbers and carrots for the season. They are going to be growing in our fourth and final bed. We are once again planting Scarlet Nantes Carrots. We are using the leftover […]

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Potato Prep

May 16, 2012

I have definitely been slow about getting our potatoes in the ground, so we will see how this goes this weekend. Luckily, if they don’t work, we have a wonderful organic potato supplier at our farmer’s market. In the past two days, I sliced the seed potatoes in order to let them dry out so […]

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